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A Day in the Life: August 18, 1990

Twenty-four years ago today, my mother died suddenly at the age of 73, just two months shy of her 74th birthday. She had been ill for some time with one thing or another, but appeared healthy the day before. When … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Daily Drama Mama

Not long after your visit to the internist, you return to the gynecologist for your annual checkup. Nothing has changed, except that you are so angry with your surgeon that it’s making you sick. After your exam, when you have … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Spinal Fusion III

Today is your 19th birthday. You’ve been home 4 days and because it’s Saturday and there are no classes on the weekends, your boyfriend, who will later become your first ex-louse, has come up for the day to celebrate with … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: The painting is all that really matters

It’s 4:30 in the afternoon and you’ve just picked up the boys from school. You’re 16, they’re 12. One is your natural brother, one your cousin, who joined the family at age 5. It’s pouring, the windshield wipers don’t work, … Continue reading

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